Quebec holidays - Cultural, beautiful and friendly
Thanks to its French origin, the region’s cities feature beautiful architecture and cuisine, whilst the province of Quebec is also home to impressive natural landscapes and cultural attractions. This bountiful land composed of protected areas, boreal, forests, lakes and mountains as well as the vibrant cities of Montréal and Québec City are great to explore the whole year round.
Québec, a unique place in North America and the largest province of Canada, has many assets. Visitors enjoy its incredible cultural blend of French, Amerindian and British origin. The cheerful and friendly locals, the Quebecers, love nothing more than a good laugh and a delicious meal. Its European feel and history has made Québec a favourite tourist destination for all.
Quebec City, the capital of Quebec, is in the south of the province and is the centre of Francophile culture in North America. Montreal is the largest city in Canada and includes of the country’s top attractions including the Montreal Casino and the Notre-Dame Basilica. The cities of Riviere-du-loup, Tadoussac and Trois Riviere all sit on the St. Lawrence River which cuts through Quebec from the Gulf of St. Lawrence to Lake Ontario.
The fortifications of Quebec City include some 4.6km of walls and imposing gates to Things to do in. Chateau Frontenac is perhaps the city’s most photographed building and sums up the architecture and beauty of Quebec. Historic Old Wendake is a fantastic display of the Huron-Wendat people and culture, a self-governing nation. The Onhoüa Cheteke village is a traditional Huron-Wendat reservation and showcases the arts and culture of the indigenous people of the province.
When to go to Quebec
Quebec’s climate is impacted by its varied landscape and the size of the province. Quebec City can see average summer highs of around 25°C in July and winter lows of around -17.6°C.
Montmorency Falls is a beautiful sight that encapsulates the essence of the natural landscape of the province. The cable car is an excellent way to see the falls from above this beautiful park. The Pac national de la Jacques-Cartier boasts epic mountain views of the lake and is an ideal spot of kayaking, fishing and hiking. Quebec City is rich in culture and offers a fantastic and cosmopolitan contrast to the surrounding landscape. The Citadelle is a popular attraction and formed part of the city’s historical fortifications. The existing star-shaped fortifications were built by the British between 1820 and 1831.
- Fortifications of Quebec
- Parliament hill
- Old Quebec, a Unesco World Heritage site.
- St Lawrence River
- Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier
- St Anne-de-Beaupré shrine
- The cable car at Montmorency Falls Park
- Plains of Abraham